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Purcell
Grief/Dido's inevitable fate/Despair
1. G minor ­key of grief
2. DissonancesBar 12 tritone
3. Descending melody lineC down to a D
(a 7th) bars 17
4. Use of mellisma emphasises words like
laid or grief Bar 2 of Recitative in Dido's
part, AriaBar 8 in Dido's part
5. Strings…

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13. Short, detached phrases with silences
to suggest sighs Bar 2528
14. At the end she breaks off before
instruments do.




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